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Form follows function. That has been the principle of USM Modular Furniture since its inception over 45 years ago. In 1960 Paul Schaerer (Graduate in Engineering and grandson of USM founder Ulrich Schaerer) met the Swiss Architect Fritz Haller for the construction project of the new USM factory buildings and office pavilion. Paul Schaerer discovered in the young architect an ability to fulfill his requirements for a flexible factory building with the vision of a unique, steel modular construction system. In collaboration with Fritz Haller, the new USM factory buildings and office pavilion were planned and realized in Muensingen, Switzerland. Then in 1963 Paul Schaerer and Fritz Haller began creating a furniture system for the new USM office pavilion. The result was a flexible product line that would adapt to the growing business and spatial demands of the company.

Today, USM Haller can be found in offices and homes around the world – and has been acquired for the permanent design collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Fritz Haller later became a Professor of Architecture at a university in Germany, and has been honored many times and awarded with an honorary doctorate degree. Over the years, USM has extended its product lines to include; USM Kitos and USM Display all based on the original concept of an open system and the ability to respond to changing requirements. With nearly infinite possibilities for modification, USM furniture can meet the needs of the individual user for now and years to come.

USM’s state-of-the-art production technologies guarantee the strength and durability of each component. To this day, final assembly is always completed by hand, ensuring exceptional attention to detail and quality. Longevity plays a central role in the entire manufacturing processes proven by the timeless character and reverse compatibility of the USM Modular Furniture system. Today, with 380 employees and sales partners in over 40 0 countries, USM continues to grow. The Swiss-based, 4thh generation family owned company has achieved a truly global presence. Thanks to high-quality materials, timeless design and modular construction, USM Modular Furniture is revered as a modern design classic.

More information at www.usm.com, chapter “Company”


Form and function are evident in the smallest detail.


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Piece by piece, a design concept takes shape.


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Uniformity structures the space in a room – everything else is flexible.


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Countless possibilities enrich daily life – pieces can be configured in any direction.


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Transparency determines the moment. Spirit grows out of habit.


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Distance changes perception. The form’s integrity remains constant.


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Interior solutions create clear spaces – a noticeably meticulous sense of order.


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Flexibility replaces defined functions – variety opens new perspectives.


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USM allows room for change.


Detailed product information


USM Haller

USM Haller Table

USM Kitos Table

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60 Measurements

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USM Display 62 System 64 Components and accessories 69 Colors

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USM Haller System

The basic construction element of USM Modular Furniture Haller is a chrome-plated brass ball joint. Chromed steel tubes connect to the ball to form a stable framework in which the powder-coated metal panels (available in 14 colors) and internal organizational elements are mounted. Minimalist design with maximum function has made USM Haller a true modern classic, still timeless more than 45 years after it was first introduced. While its basic principles and aesthetics have not changed, accessories are updated continuously to meet current needs and technological advancements, always with the same goal: form and function based on high quality materials and construction precision.

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USM Haller Components 1 Metal panel

5 Countertop inset panel

Available in various sizes and 14 standard colors.

Available in lacquered glass in 14 standard colors, pearl grey and dark grey plastic laminate.

2 Perforated metal panel

30”W/20”H 20”W/20”H

30”W/20”H 30”W/14”H

30”W/14”H 20”W/14”H 16”W/14”H 14”W/14”H

20”W/20”H 20”W/14”H

30”W/10”H 20”W/10”H 14”W/10”H

6 Glass door

Handle available with or without lock. Hinges in black or chrome finish. Details see page 42.

Perforated metal panel lined with sound-absorbing fabric.

30”W/14”H 20”W/14”H 16”W/14”H 14”W/14”H

30”W/16”H 20”W/16”H 30”W/14”H 20”W/14”H 16”W/14”H 14”W/14”H

30”W/10”H 20”W/10”H 14”W/10”H 4

7 Metal drop down door

Available with pull handle or turning handle with or without locks.

30”W/20”H 20”W/20”H

Glass Panel Details see page 42.

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Available with pull handle or turning handle with or without locks.

Available with pull handle or turning handle with or without locks. Closed or open front.

30”W/14”H 20”W/14”H

30”W/14”H 20”W/14”H

For depths 14” and 20”

30”W/10”H 20”W/10”H

Available also as acoustic flip up door, lined with sound-absorbing fabric.

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8 Metal flip up door

30”W/7”H 20”W/7”H

30”W/14”H 20”W/14”H

For depths 14” and 20”

9 Metal extension door

Available with pull handle or turning handle with or without locks. 30”W/16”H 20”W/16”H

Available also as acoustic drawer, lined with soundabsorbing fabric. 30”W/14”H 20”W/14”H 30”W/10”H

30”W/14”H 20”W/14”H 16”W/14”H

See page 44 for measurements and page 69 for standard color options.

30”W/10”H 20”W/10”H 30”W/7”H 20”W/7”H

30”W/10”H 20”W/10”H

For depths 14” and 20”

30”W/7”H 20”W/7”H

Available also as acoustic extension door, lined with sound-absorbing fabric.

For depths 14” and 20” Available also as acoustic drop down door, lined with sound-absorbing fabric.

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USM Haller Components 1 Metal divider shelf

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20”W/20”D 20”W/14”D 16”W/20”D 16”W/14”D

2 Glass divider shelf

Height adjustable. Mounts to metal side panels only. Details see page 42.

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Pulls out with telescopic mechanism.

Height adjustable.

Available with or without lock. 16”W/20”D/4”H 8 Drawer 6”

Available with or without lock. 16”W/20”D/6”H 9 Drawer 10”

Available with or without lock.

5 Extension filing set

Pulls out with telescopic mechanism. Available with or without front panels. Letter and legal size filing available.

3 Metal angled shelf

Lifts up for additional storage space behind. 30”W/14”H 20”W/14”H

16”W/20”D/10”H 10 Drawer 12”

Available with or without lock. 16”W/20”D/12”H

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Bookshelf panel 30”W/14”D 30”W/10”D

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USM Haller Accessories 1 USM Inos organizing

5 USM Inos angled file trays

drawer set Available in graphite black or light gray. Freestanding or inserted on an extension shelf or in drawers. 2 USM Inos CD tray

Available in graphite black or light gray. Freestanding or inserted on an extension shelf or in drawers.

Available in graphite black or light gray. Freestanding or inserted on a shelf.

30”W/20”D 16”W/20”D

9”W/13”D/13”H 5 drawer box set open or closed front.

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10 drawer box set open or closed front.

USM hanging file baskets Inserted on an extension shelf. Letter and legal size filing available.

Inserts for 23 CDs 20”D

9 Book-ends for metal panels a Metal magnetic book-end in

graphite black and light gray. b Metal rail mounted to side

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Inserts for 14 CDs 14”D

panels with adjustable bookend frames.

Letter size filing available. 30”W/14”D

3 USM Inos DVD tray

Available in graphite black or light gray. Freestanding or inserted on an extension shelf or in drawers.

8 USM Inos box set

Available in graphite black or light gray. Inserted on an extension shelf.

Inserts for 16 DVDs 20”D

USM metal box insert Four-part box inserted in the extension shelves and extension doors with one or two dividers. Available in 14 standard colors.

Inserts for 9 DVDs 14”D

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10 Book-end for bookshelf panel

Metal sliding book-end in graphite black or light gray to be combined with the bookshelf panel. 11 Perforated metal waste

basket Available in graphite black and light gray.

30”W/14”D 20”W/14”D

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Available in graphite black or light gray. Freestanding or inserted on an extension shelf or in drawers.

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Door heights 7”, 10” and 14”

Available with a black plastic divider for recyclables.

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USM Haller Glass 1

Glass panel Corner brackets available in black or chrome.

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2 watt LED warm white or cold white bulbs. Casing available in black or chrome. Up to 15 bulbs per transformer.

30”W/20”H 20”W/20”H 16”W/20”H 30”W/14”H 20”W/14”H 16”W/14”H 14”W/14”H

20”W 14”W 10”W 4

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Glass divider shelf Height adjustable. Mounts to metal side panels only.

30”W/14”H 20”W/14”H 16”W/14”H 14”W/14”H

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30”W/10”H 20”W/10”H 16”W/10”H 14”W/10”H 10”W/10”H

30”W/14”D 20”W/14”D 16”W/14”H 14”W/14”H 30”W/10”H 20”W/10”H

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Glass doors Designed with single-pane safety glass. Handle with or without lock. Hinges available in black or chrome.

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USM Haller Measurements The standard tube widths, depths and heights are shown. The standard panels are shaded, doors and drawers are indicated. All measurements in inches refer to the distance between axes.

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USM Haller Table System

The USM Haller table can be used for work, conference or dining. The timeless design and durability complement the USM Haller system. Like the furniture system, the table or table combinations can be custom configured with various accessories for optimal efficiency and function. The tabletops are available in various standard sizes, shapes and a selection of sixteen surfaces.

USM Haller Table Classic The USM Haller Table, designed nearly 50 years ago and considered a modern design classic today, harmonizes perfectly with the Haller storage system. Various accessories can be adapted to the table allowing room for further expansion.

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USM Haller Table Plus USM Haller Table Plus integrates two removable adaptation points to allow a quick and easy combination of various accessories, as well as a clean cable solution. They can be taken out, the cables placed into the inlet, and then the adaptation points can be simply reinserted back into the tabletop. A hinged cable basket collects and hides all wires under the table surface.

USM Haller Table Advanced In addition to two fixed adaptation points, the USM Haller Advanced features a sliding tabletop that moves forward to allow access to a cable tray, with storage space and attachment options for wiring. A variety of accessories connect to the adaptation points to create a fully integrated workstation.

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USM Haller Table Accessories 1 Universal support

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2 Flat screen swing arm

Available in the following table widths 79”W 69”W 59”W 49”W 39”W 30”W

The flat screen panel attaches to a universal plate (VESA norm) on the swing arm. Height-adjustable, rotating and pivoting swing arm. 3

Grommet hatch Flush with the table surface in three location options. Flips up to guide cables below the surface.

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Holds power strips and cables; the cover can be recessed with two top openings.

Mounts to the table frame to hold various accessories.

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Privacy panel Attaches vertically to the front and/or sides of the table frame. Available in a light gray finish. 79”W/14”H 69”W/14”H 59”W/14”H 39”W/14”H 30”W/14”H

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Clips to the table leg. Directs cables to the power source.

Holds and directs cables to the power source. Flexible and adjustable to various lengths 8 CPU holder

Mounts to the table frame. 10 Cable wire basket Height-adjustable and rotating. Mounts to the underside An adjustable strap ensures of the work surface. a secure fit for most standard CPUs. 11 Pivoting pen holder Mounts to the right or left underside of the table frame. Pivots discreetly below the work surface. 12

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Available in the following table widths 79”W 69”W 59”W 39”W

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A black mesh fabric attaches to the front and/or sides under the table frame.

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Table USM Haller Plus /Advanced Accessories 1

Flat screen support Screens are mounted onto the bracket (VESA standard), which are inserted directly into one of the adaptation points. Rotating and pivoting joint for the screen.

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Mounting options at different heights for screens weighing up to 17 pounds.

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Continuous height adjustment for screens weighing up to 26 pounds.

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Flat screen support bar The bracket is connected to the adaptation points, and the screens are fixed using an attachment panel (VESA standard). Screens can be mounted at different heights and adjusted with pivoting ball joints.

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Grommet hatch Flush with the table surface in three location options. Flips up to guide cables below the surface.

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USB Adapter Adapter can be integrated in either of the adaptation points.

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Lamp peg The peg can be installed in either adaptation points to support a task lamp with support bracket.

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Link chain Holds and directs cables to the power source. Flexible and adjustable to various lengths.

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CPU holder Mounts under the table frame. An adjustable strap ensures a secure fit for most standard CPUs.

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Modesty panel A black mesh fabric attaches to the front and/or sides under the table frame. Available in the following table widths 79”W 69”W 59”W 39”W

Privacy panel Attaches to the front, side or across the table frame. 79”W/14”H 69”W/14”H 59”W/14”H 10

Cable wire basket Mounts to the underside of the worksurface and tilts to insert the cables.

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Material tray Mounts to the left or right undersideof the table frame. Pivots discreetly below the work surface.

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2 USM Haller Table 5 USM Haller Table Plus USM Haller Table Square Available in laminate, wood Rectangular Available in all standard surfaces veneer and linoleum surfaces Available in all standard surfaces in the following sizes: with a continuous height in the following sizes: adjustment in the following 39”W/39”D/29”H 79”W/39”D/29”H sizes: 39”W/39”D/15”H 79”W/30”D/29”H 30”W/30”D/29”H 119”W/39”D/27”– 34”H 69”W/39”D/29”H 30”W/30”D/15”H 119”W/30”D/27”– 34”H 69”W/30”D/29”H 79”W/39”D/27”– 34”H 59”W/39”D/29”H 3 USM Haller Table 79”W/30”D/27”– 34”H 59”W/30”D/29”H Trapezoid 69”W/39”D/27”– 34”H 49”W/30”D/29”H Only available in laminate, wood 69”W/30”D/27”– 34”H 49”W/30”D/15”H veneer and linoleum surfaces 59”W/39”D/27”– 34”H Available in plastic laminate, in the following sizes: 59”W/30”D/27”– 34”H wood veneer and linoleum 79”/41”W/39”D/29”H Available in laminate, wood surfaces with fixed height in 69”/31”W/39”D/29”H veneer and linoleum surfaces the following sizes: 69”/41”W/30”D/29”H in the following sizes: 120”W/39”D/29”H 59”/31”W/30”D/29”H 79”W/39”D/29”H 120”W/30”D/29”H 79”W/30”D/29”H 4 USM Haller Table Available in all USM Haller 69”W/39”D/29”H Triangle tabletop surfaces with a 69”W/30”D/29”H Only available in laminate, wood continuous height adjustment 59”W/39”D/29”H veneer and linoleum surfaces in the following sizes: 59”W/30”D/29”H in the following sizes: 79”W/39”D/27”– 34”H 39”W/39”D/56”W/29”H 79”W/30”D/27”– 34”H 39”W/39”D/39”W/29”H 69”W/39”D/27”– 34”H 30”W/30”D/42”W/29”H 69”W/30”D/27”– 34”H 30”W/30”D/30”W/29”H 59”W/39”D/27”– 34”H 59”W/30”D/27”– 34”H 49”W/30”D/27”– 34”H

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Available in laminate, wood veneer and linoleum surfaces with a continuous height adjustment in the following sizes: 79”W/39”D/27”– 34”H 79”W/30”D/27”– 34”H 69”W/39”D/27”– 34”H 69”W/30”D/27”– 34”H 59”W/39”D/27”– 34”H 59”W/30”D/27”– 34”H Available in laminate, wood veneer and linoleum surfaces in the following sizes: 79”W/39”D/29”H 79”W/30”D/29”H 69”W/39”D/29”H 69”W/30”D/29”H 59”W/39”D/29”H 59”W/30”D/29”H

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USM Kitos Table System

USM Kitos is a universal table system that meets the requirements of a high-tech work station. From a simple conference table to a complex workstation, USM Kitos can handle every change – in a language of design that endures in its simplicity, just as it endures with its high-quality materials and solid technical solutions.

USM Kitos The columns, traverses and support tubes are connected with a simple column ring that allows the flexibility to configure precisely customized workspaces – as a simple table to a networked, hightech workstation or even an elegant meeting table. The minimalist design is as timeless and durable as the high-quality materials and solid construction. standing desk or lectern.

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USM Kitos E The USM Kitos E table combines sophisticated technology with an elegant design: with the heightadjustment option, you can sit or stand to work making the table the most ergonomic solution. Even at its maximum extended height of 51�, it ensures complete stability and meets the EU standards for vibration resistance. The user is guaranteed the greatest possible amount of leg and knee room. Barely visible, the cable tray hides under the tabletop for cable organization.

USM Kitos E Advanced The Kitos E Advanced table can be disengaged simply by pushing it forward and folding it down – providing easy access to the large cable tray to organize all the cables, adapters and power strips. The surface has two built-in adaptation points, allowing up to four accessories to be easily inserted including: a flat-screen support, privacy panel, lamp peg and USB adaptors, etc. An additional grommet hatch can also be built into the table for the most frequently used connections.

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USM Kitos Table Accessories 1 Universal support

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Grommet hatch Flush with the table surface in three location options. Flips up to guide cables below the surface.

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Cable duct Holds power strips and cables; the cover can be recessed with two top openings.

Mounts to the table support or directly to the tabletop to hold various accessories. 2 Flat screen swing arm

The flat screen panel attaches to a universal plate (VESA norm) on the swing arm. Height-adjustable, rotating and pivoting swing arm.

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Link chain Holds and directs cables to the power source. Flexible and adjustable to various lengths.

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CPU holder Mounts to the table supports. Height-adjustable and rotating. An adjustable strap ensures a secure fit for most standard CPUs.

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Cable wire basket Mounts to the underside of the work surface.

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Material tray Mounts and extracts out from under the table surface.

Metal privacy panel Attaches to the front of the table support. 69”W/14”H 59”W/14”H

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Flat screen support Screens are mounted onto the bracket (VESA standard), which are inserted directly into one of the adaptation points. Rotating and pivoting joint for the screen.

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Continuous height adjustment for screens weighing up to 26 pounds.

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Flat screen support bar* The bracket is connected to the adaptation points, and the screens are fixed using an attachment panel (VESA standard). Screens can be mounted at different heights and can be adjusted with pivoting ball joints.

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Grommet hatch Flush with the table surface in three location options. Flips up to guide cables below the surface.

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CPU holder Mounts under the table frame. An adjustable strap ensures a secure fit for most standard CPUs.

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USB Adapter* Adapter can be integrated in either of the adaptation points.

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Modesty panel A black mesh fabric attaches to the front under the table surface.

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Lamp peg* The peg can be installed in either adaptation points to support a task lamp with support bracket.

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Cable tray Mounts to the underside of the work surface to insert the cables.

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Available in the following table lengths 70”W 69”W 63”W

Privacy panel* Attaches to the front of the table frame. 69”W/14”H 59”W/14”H

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Link chain Holds and directs cables to the power source. Flexible and adjustable to various lengths.

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Material tray Mounts and extracts out from under the table surface.

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Height adjustment Continuous height adjustment with electric motor.

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USM Kitos Table 3 USM Kitos Table 4 USM Kitos Table 5 USM Kitos E Rectangular Hexagon Round Available in laminate, wood Available in all standard surfaces Available in all standard surfaces Available in all standard surfaces veneer and linoleum surfaces with a fixed height or continuous with a fixed height or continuous and the following sizes: with a continuous height adjustheight adjustment in the height adjustment in the ment in the following sizes: Ø 43”/29”H following sizes: following sizes: Ø 35”/29”H 70”W/35”D/26”– 51”H 70”W/35”D/29”H or 27”– 51”H 35”W/31”D/29”H or 27”– 51”H Ø 35”/18”H 69”W/30”D/26”– 51”H 69”W/30”D/29”H or 27”– 51”H 35”W/9”D/29”H or 27”– 51”H 63”W/32”D/26”– 51”H Only available in laminate, wood 59”W/30”D/29”H or 27”– 51”H 30”W/31”D/29”H or 27”– 51”H veneer and linoleum surfaces 35”W/30”D/29”H or 27”– 51”H 30”W/13”D/29”H or 27”– 51”H 6 USM Kitos E Advanced with a continuous height adjustAvailable in laminate, wood Only available in laminate, wood Only available in laminate, wood ment in the following size: veneer and linoleum surfaces veneer and linoleum surfaces veneer and linoleum surfaces Ø 35”/27”– 43”H with a continuous height adjustwith a continuous height adjustwith a continuous height adjustment in the following sizes: ment in the following sizes: ment in the following sizes: 70”W/35”D/28”– 48”H 69”W/30”D/28”– 48”H 59”W/30”D/28”– 48”H 35”W/30”D/28”– 48”H

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USM Kitos Table Square Available in all standard surfaces and the following sizes:

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USM Display System

USM Display is a multi-functional partition and presentation system to combine with USM Haller and USM Kitos or used independently. It consists of a vertical support frame from which various panels and accessories can be attached and adapted as necessary. The USM Display systems’ versatility is ideal to create solid or transparent space dividers with acoustic or organizational options on both front and back sides. USM Display is perfect for multi-use spaces like reception areas, divisons between work spaces and in conference rooms. It can be used separately or linked together; on casters or flat glides; and with horizontal or angled shelves.

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Main frame Available with flat glides or casters. Individual or linked. Available in white, light gray, anthracite or graphite black. With flat glides 38”W/18 – 24”D/74”H

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Picture-rail Mounts on metal or white board panels.

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Flipchart-rail set Mounts on metal or white board panels.

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Metal Shelf For a desired storage or presentation surface. Mounts or dismounts with the shelf supports.

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Metal panel Available in white, light gray, anthracite or graphite black. 36”W/18”H

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Acoustic panel Perforated metal panel lined with sound-absorbing fabric. Available in white, light gray, anthracite or graphite black.

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Metal angled shelf A display surface for presentation. Mounts or dismounts with the angled shelf supports. 36”W/14”H

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Timeline USM company and products

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1885 Founding of a hardware and locksmith’s business in Muensingen, Switzerland by Ulrich Schaerer. 1920 Manufacture of window fittings begins. 1926 Construction of new workshops at Bahnhofplatz in Muensingen, Switzerland.

1989 Market launch of USM Display (Presentation System). 1990 Market launch of USM Kitos (Complex Integrated Table Organization System). Paul Schaerer becomes the major company shareholder. 1991 USM U. Schärer Söhne GmbH in Buehl, Germany doubles in size. Construction of a tube processing hall in Muensingen, Switzerland.

1929 Robert, Paul, and Hans Schaerer take over the business. The privately owned company becomes the general partnership U. Schärer Söhne (father of Veronika, Robert, Hansueli, and Paul Schaerer).

1992 Production of window fittings stops in focus of USM modular furniture systems.

1946 Boom in the post war years; introduction of metal work and sheet metal work started.

1993 The fourth generation enters family firm, with son Alexander Schaerer, Dipl. Ing. EPFL.

1961 Paul Schaerer, Junior, Dipl. Ing. ETHZ, joins USM. The decision is made to move the company to Thunstrasse 55 in Muensingen, Switzerland, with the subsequent architectural commission for the new factory and administration buildings commissioned to Fritz Haller, then an architect in Solothurn, Switzerland and later to become Prof. Dr. H.C., at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

1994 Founding of the subsidiary USM U. Schärer Fils SA in Charnay-lès-Mâcon, France.

1963 Paul Schaerer in collaboration with Professor Fritz Haller, developed the USM Haller furniture system, initially for the office building in Muensingen, Switzerland. 1965 Official opening of the new building in Muensingen, Switzerland. 1966 The USM Haller steel structure system for factory buildings joins the USM product range. 1967 The general partnership becomes a family-owned joint stock company. 1968 Acquisition of the shares by Paul Schärer. 1969 Mass production and sale of USM Haller begins. First large contract: furnishing the Rothschild Bank in Paris, France. 1973 The USM Haller modular furniture system is introduced in Switzerland. 1975 Founding of USM U. Schärer Söhne GmbH, Buehl, Germany. Extension buildings on the production site at Muensingen, Switzerland. Two large orders completed in Germany: Bayerische Rückversicherung in Munich and Bahlsen Biscuit in Hanover. 1985 The 100th anniversary of the founding of USM. Another expansion, development phase in Muensingen, Switzerland. 1986/87 Total reorganization of operating processes. The latest production systems are started-up on the Muensingen, Switzerland production site. 1987 First extension of the company’s building in Buehl, Germany.

1995 Founding of the subsidiary USM U. Schaerer Sons Inc. in New York, USA. 1996 Market launch of USM Inos (Internal Organization System). 1997 Sixth extension to the company; official opening of the new assembly workshop at the Muensingen, Switzerland production site. 1998 Opening of the first “by USM” showroom in Hamburg, Germany. 1999 Opening of the “by USM” showrooms in Bern, Switzerland and Berlin, Germany. 2000 Seventh expansion building at USM Muensingen, Switzerland as well as an award for the environmentallyoriented design of USM company locations presented by the ‘Nature and Economy’ foundation. 2001 USM Haller is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, USA. 2002 Opening of the new USM showroom and offices in New York, USA. 2003 Opening of the USM showroom in Paris, France. 2005 Company sponsorship for the restoration and reconstruction of a Roman mosaic bath on the USM property in Muensingen, Switzerland. The USM Muensingen administrative offices expand into the new extension of the Haller modular factory building. 2008 USM earns the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality certificate for its USM Haller and USM Kitos product lines. Founding of the subsidiary USM U. Schaerer Sons K.K. in Tokyo, Japan. Acquisition of the majority of the shares by Alexander Schärer and Judith Stuber-Schärer. 2009 Opening of the USM showrooms in Duesseldorf, Germany and Tokyo, Japan.

1988 Success in a copyright infringement case in the Frankfurt provincial high court against an imitator in Germany: the USM Haller furniture system is considered as a work of art. This assessment was confirmed by a further court decision in 1996 in another imitation case. Opening of the 5th expansion building in Muensingen, Switzerland. 67


Imprint Concept: P’INC. AG, Langenthal (CH) USM U. Schaerer Sons Inc., New York (USA) USM U. Schärer Söhne AG, Münsingen (CH) USM U. Schärer Söhne GmbH, Bühl (D) USM U. Schärer Fils SA, Paris (F) USM U. Schaerer Sons K.K., Tokyo (JP) Design / Typesetting: P’INC. AG, Langenthal (CH) Photography: Pascal Hegner, Solothurn (CH) details / 1’200 / 1.13 / us

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Colors and surfaces

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USM Haller Table / USM Kitos Table Surfaces

Pearl gray laminate

Dark gray laminate

Beige table linoleum

Red table linoleum

Black table linoleum

Natural beech veneer

Natural oak veneer

Black oak veneer

Natural birch veneer

Natural pear veneer

Natural cherry veneer

Natural walnut veneer

French granite*

Black granite*

Transparent glass*

Lacquered glass* Available in 14 standard colors

* Stone and glass surfaces are not available for the USM Haller Plus/Advanced and Kitos E Tables.


USM Haller Metal colors

Pure white RAL 9010

Light gray RAL 7035*

USM matte silver

Mid gray RAL 7005

Anthracite RAL 7016

Graphite black RAL 9011*

Steel blue RAL 5011

Gentian blue RAL 5010

USM green

Golden yellow RAL 1004

Pure orange RAL 2004

USM ruby red

USM brown

USM beige

* USM Inos accessories are available in graphite black and light gray.

USM Display Metal colors

Pure white RAL 9010

Light gray RAL 7035

Anthracite RAL 7016

Graphite black RAL 9011

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Switzerland: USM U. Schärer Söhne AG Thunstrasse 55 CH-3110 Münsingen Phone +41 31 720 72 72 Fax +41 31 720 72 38 info@ch.usm.com Germany: USM U. Schärer Söhne GmbH Postfach 1653 D-77806 Bühl Phone +49 72 23 80 94 0 Fax +49 72 23 80 94 199 info@de.usm.com France: USM U. Schärer Fils SA Paris Showroom 23 Rue de Bourgogne F-75007 Paris Phone +33 1 53 59 30 30 Fax +33 1 53 59 30 39 info@fr.usm.com USA: USM U. Schaerer Sons Inc. New York Showroom 28 – 30 Greene Street New York, NY 10013 Phone +1 212 371 1230 Fax +1 212 371 1251 info@us.usm.com Japan: USM U. Schaerer Sons K.K. Tokyo Showroom Marunouchi MY PLAZA 1 · 2F 2-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-0005 Phone +81 3 5220 2221 Fax +81 3 5220 2277 info@jp.usm.com

All other countries contact USM Switzerland.

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